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Sushi Translation

Translate these Japanese food items to their common English equivalents.
(Not just sushi)
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First submittedSeptember 29, 2013
Last updatedJanuary 27, 2017
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Japanese
English
Unagi
Eel (Freshwater)
Ebi
Shrimp
Edamame
Soybean
Sake (fish)
Salmon
Nori
Seaweed
Maguro
Tuna
Tamago
Omelette
Japanese
English
Kappa Maki
Cucumber Roll
Toro
Fatty Tuna
Hamachi
Yellowtail
Saba
Mackerel
Ika
Squid
Hamaguri
Clam
Hotate
Scallop
Japanese
English
Tako
Octopus
Uni
Sea Urchin
Ikura
Salmon Roe
Take
Mushroom
Tobiko
Flying Fish Eggs
Fugu
Puffer Fish
Kani
Crab
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level 76
Nov 25, 2013
Tried cucumber, roll, handroll, sushi roll, but not cucumber roll. Anyway, now I'm Level 50. How much is my account worth on eBay?
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level 59
Jan 17, 2019
you can be 50 in two weeks, not much of an achievement
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level 45
Nov 25, 2013
blowfish should work for fugu, sake should be SMOKED salmon -- not just salmon
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level 76
Nov 26, 2013
I tried blowfish first as well though eventually did get pufferfish.
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2013
Sake is salmon, smoked or fresh. Where did you learn otherwise? But smoked salmon will work now. Blowfish will work as well.
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level 45
Dec 2, 2013
Thanks for the updates. I was lectured about the varieties of salmon until I blushed at a sushi place in downtown LA when I ordered sake and was given smoked salmon when I thought it would be fresh. When I asked the chef about it I received the described lecture. This was almost 30 years ago and I have NEVER seated myself at the counter of a sushi restaurant again.
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level ∞
Dec 2, 2013
Haha. Sounds like an intense sushi place. Did they expect their patrons to know Japanese?
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level 75
Aug 28, 2015
It does *not* mean smoked salmon as opposed to regular salmon. @rabidreader, your LA sushi place was wrong (not to mention rude and pretentious). No one deserves a lecture about such a thing and I'm sorry to hear that they ruined counter sushi for you -- counter sushi places in Japan are either quick and easy or very sweet and jovial (or both). Speaking as a former Japan resident and Japanese speaker, I've never heard sake used for anything other than just "salmon." Ordering sake nigiri at a sushi joint in Tokyo will get you a wee cut of raw salmon on handpressed rice. Ordering sake tataki will get you seared salmon with ponzu sauce. And so on.
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level 69
Nov 25, 2013
I only knew two, but I got eight more just by guessing common fish and shellfish
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level 72
Apr 20, 2016
same for me
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level 65
Nov 25, 2013
I'm so used to using the Japanese name for all these.
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level 33
Nov 27, 2013
Sorry i didn't realise the quiz maker was a bigoted American so i just put prawn. Didn't realise we had to use American terms and put shrimp.
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level 28
Apr 20, 2014
"I need an excuse as to why I couldn't pass this quiz so I'll insult the quizmaker for using a common term in their language to appear smart."
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level 58
Nov 30, 2013
Got the deadly fugu at least. Thanks Simpsons!
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level 40
Dec 3, 2013
same for me
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level 26
Apr 28, 2014
"Take" doesn't stand alone as mushroom. If you say "take" it means bamboo. Mushrooms are called " Kinoko". Please fix it or remove it from the list.
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level 39
Jun 4, 2014
Agreed. I must have tried eight different ways of putting bamboo or bamboo shoots.
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level 66
Jul 24, 2016
I was also confused about this. I also tried typing roe for ikura and instead got something else. :S
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level 76
Jun 12, 2014
Any chance accepting kelp for seaweed?
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level 83
Nov 9, 2014
nori is not kelp. kelp is a type of seaweed. nori is a different type of seaweed.
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level 83
Nov 9, 2014
This quiz should not be called "sushi". Contrary to what most westerners (americans especially) think, sushi does not mean or refer to raw fish - it refers to the vinegared rice (the rice is prepared with a syrup of sugar and rice vinegar - that's what makes it stick together). this is a list of names of fish, and a few other ingredients in japanese.
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level 81
Dec 15, 2014
I tried to guess "calamari", typed it wrong and got "clam" :) - Did guess "squid", but wasn't aware octopuss was a different food.
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level 73
Jan 3, 2015
9 years living in Japan meant I had no problems with this quiz. Loved the izakaya over there.
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level 50
Apr 21, 2015
Started cracking up when I tried to type 'mushroom' and it came out 'mushrooom'. MushROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!
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level 61
May 8, 2015
20/21. Missed Hamachi because I don't even know what a yellowtail is in English. Conversationally fluent in Japanese through studies and working abroad.
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level 69
Sep 6, 2016
As a general rule, can we just allow prawn for any shrimp answer on this site? Obviously it's a US site, so shrimp should be the answer that's displayed, but for those of us outside North America it would be a much appreciated gesture. Forget what Paul Hogan told you, no Australian has ever thrown a 'shrimp' on a barbie.
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level ∞
Jan 27, 2017
My life is a lie!
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level 45
Jan 26, 2017
I agree with all the the above to accept prawn. Ebi in Japanese means both shrimp AND prawn, there's no difference. ...also, easy stuff, except for take (because I have never heard mushroom called that, take means bamboo among other non-food things, and I have often seen bamboo shoots available in sushi restaurants). Sushi lover combined with several years of studying Japanese!
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level ∞
Jan 27, 2017
Prawn will work now. You are correct. Despite popular misconceptions, there is no difference between "prawn" and "shrimp".
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level 58
Jan 30, 2017
Who here owes the unagi answer to Phoebe and Rachel in Friends?
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level 70
Feb 16, 2017
Mmmmm, sushi! Some things, though, are juuuust a bit too much, though. Don't think I'll ever be trying shirako any time soon.
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level 59
Apr 23, 2017
Urchin, cucumber and roe should work, but don't
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level 68
Mar 28, 2018
Toro should also accept marbled tuna